Miriam Cahn, Écrits de colère

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Published by Hatje Cantz

In her oil paintings as well as charcoal, chalk, graphite and color pencil drawings, photographs, films and installations Swiss artist Miriam Cahn (1949, Basel) explores political and social themes. Cahn’s works are characterized by an intense color palette combined with recurring motifs of violence, tenderness, war, devastation, and physical vulnerability. Commenting on her own work in writing is central to Cahn’s artistic practice. She examines her own works, reflecting on art and current affairs, and often juxtaposes her texts with her artworks in exhibitions and publications.


ÉCRITS DE COLÈRE is the first text-only compilation of her writing, and includes essays, journal entries, and correspondence with friends, foes, family members, and gallerists. The book provides deeply personal insights into Miriam Cahn’s life, her family, and the art industry, introducing the reader to a pugnacious, independent spirit.

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About the book

300 pages; 16 x 24 cm
ISBN : 978-3-7757-5484-2

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